Profiles

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

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How Frida Kahlo Helped This Burlesque Dancer Recover From Paralysis

When Irene Delgado was diagnosed Guillain Barré, channeling the Mexican feminist icon helped her recover, and get back on stage.
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Singing At The Top Of Her Lungs

Julia Rae may have cystic fibrosis, but that hasn't stopped her from being a rising star in the worlds of singing, acting, and pageantry. Oh, while running the occasional marathon besides.
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The Condom Woman of the Cape Coast

In Ghana, where HIV/AIDs is on the increase and sex education focuses on abstinence, one 59-year-old woman walks the beaches, dancing and using props to get people interested in safe sex.
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Space, Time, and Turmeric

After survivng cancer, James Beard award-nominee chef Will Goldfarb moved to Bali, and opened a restaurant in paradise.
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MS and Sickle-Cell Can't Keep This Motorcycle Mom Down

Rona Wiggins was told it was too dangerous for her to get pregnant. But there's more than one road to becoming a mom.
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Running With Peaches

In a single weekend, Jennifer Rio went from running marathons to almost dying. Now she's proving doctors wrong about running with an ostomy bag.
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Painting Giant Rainbow Animals To Heal

Mica Still has multiple chronic illnesses, from endometriosis to Sjorgen's Syndrome. That's why when she's well she paints as big as she can.

2017: Our Favorite Profiles

A deaf NASA engineer, a quadruple amputee Mom, an autistic superhero artist, and more: 10 amazing people whose stories we loved in 2017.